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Ruthelma Koehler
Carey homemaker
Ruthelma Koehler, 92, of the Wyandot County Home, Upper Sandusky, died at 12:38 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky. She had formerly resided north of Upper Sandusky and Mission Drive, until three years ago. 
She was born July 13, 1906, in Carey, to the late Harvey and Marjorie (Blue) Wonder. On Aug. 28, 1926, she married Minor K. Koehler in Upper Sandusky. He died Oct. 3, 1983. 
Survivors include: two sons, R. Eugene and Wayne E. Koehler, both of Upper Sandusky; a daughter, Mrs. Byron (Marilyn) Souder of Hebron, Md.; seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a grandson and a brother, Wesley Wonder.
Mrs. Koehler was a 1925 graduate of Carey High School and a homemaker. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was a past Sunday school teacher and past president of Women of the Church. Cooking and sewing were her hobbies, and she was active in Band Parents at Upper Sandusky High School, having served as president.
The Rev. Jerry Elsholz will preside at the funeral at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Upper Sandusky. Burial will be in Old Mission Cemetery, Upper Sandusky. 
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, and an hour prior to the service Tuesday, at Bringman-Clark & Co. Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky. 
Memorials may be made to the church or Wyandot Memorial Hospital.

Thelma Aileen Burson
Fostoria teacher/homemaker 
Thelma Aileen Burson, 99, formerly of 968 S. SR 587, Fostoria, died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 1998, in St. Francis Health Care Center, Green Springs.
She was born Dec. 13, 1898, in Oakwood, Paulding County, to Hiram B. and Ada E. (Wiseley) Stopher. She married Harrison S. Burson Sr. April 24, 1921. He died July 20, 1968. 
She is survied by two grandchildren, Michael H. and Christy Anne Burson, of Orange Park, Fla., and Jacksonville, Fla., respectively, and by twin great-granddaughters.
Preceding her in death were her parents, her husband and two sons, Harrison S. Burson Jr. and Richard Allen Burson.
Mrs. Burson graduated from Ada High School in 1915 and from Ohio Northern University Normal School in 1917. She taught elementary school at Foraker in Upper Sandusky and in Fostoria and was also a homemaker. A member of Tau Kappa Kappa Sorority and the Franklin Literary Society in Ada, she belonged to St. John's United Church of Christ and was a member of its Women's Guild.
Graveside services will be 2:30 p.m. today at Prairie Chapel Cemetery, Oakwood, Brown Township, with the Rev. Donald Mueller, chaplain of St. Francis Health Care Center, officiating.
There is no visitation. The Foos and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to St. John's United Church of Christ, Fostoria.

Donald P. Meyers
Retiree of Gray Printing
Donald P. Meyers, 72, of West Jackson Street, Fostoria, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at 1218 W. Tiffin St., Fostoria. 
He was born June 26, 1926, in Old Fort to Herman and Elizabeth (Wagner) Meyers. On April 11, 1953, in Fostoria, he married Patricia C. Ledwedge. She survives.
Other survivors are: three sons, Timothy Meyers of Fostoria, Terrance Meyers of Iler and Tedd Meyers of Toledo; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Rita Lewis of Toledo. 
His parents, three brothers and five sisters preceded him in death. 
Mr. Meyers was a 1944 graduate of Old Fort High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict, receiving the Purple Heart. He worked at Gray Printing Co., Fostoria, retiring in 1988 after 25 years. A member of St. Wendelin Catholic Church, Fostoria, he also belonged to the New Riegel American Legion. 
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at the church with burial in the parish Cemetery, where military honors will be provided by the New Riegel American Legion. 
Vistitation is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Sunday at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, where a rosary service will be conducted at 8:30 p.m. 
Memorials may be made to the St. Wendelin Education Foundation or the donor's choice. 

Katherine E. Shock
Bloomville resident
Katherine E. Shock, 80, of 15 Koehler St., Bloomville, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, in St. Catherine's Care Center, Bloomville. 
She was born Nov. 5, 1998, in Dixon, Ill., to Ulysses and Catherine (Helfrich) Vaughn. On March 30, 1938, in Carothers, she married Ernest W. Shock. He died in 1963.
Surviving are: a son, Chad Shock of Fostoria; a daughter, Mrs. Chuck (Janet) Kimmet of Bloomville; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Tanner of Winterhaven, Fla., and Mrs. Josephine Knieriemen of Apopka, Fla.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Gerald W. Shock in 1997 and Burdell S. Shock in 1995; three brothers, Ulysses Vaughn Jr., Meredith and Donald Vaughn, and a sister, Ruth Vaughn.
Mrs. Shock had lived in the Bloomville area most of her life. She had worked at Riverview Inn, Tiffin, in the housekeeping department for several years and then as a cook at Truckhaven Restaurant in Bloomville, retiring in June 1987. A member of Baseline St. John's United Church of Christ, Bloomville, she was active in its Women's Guild. 
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Republic-Bloomville home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville, with Pastor Daniel Ward officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery in rural Bloomville. 
Visitation will be 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. 
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association or Multiple Sclerosis. 

Marjorie L. (Souder) Lamb
Bloomville resident's mother
Marjorie L. (Souder) Lamb, 75, formerly of Monroeville, died Friday, Dec. 4, 1998, at her residence at 47 Cypress Court, LaBelle, Fla.
She was born in Seneca County, Oct. 1, 1923, to Roy and Avis M. (Phillips) Souder. Her husband, Cecil Lamb, whom she married Jan. 27, 1950, in Arlington, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Mark M. Lamb of Huron; six daughters, Mary B. Gerold of Bloomville, Anne L. Lamb and Dawn C. Painter, both of Sandusky, Joan E. Maike of Bellevue, Gayle J. Lamb of Strongsville and Sheila K. Lamb of Dallas, Texas; 12 grandchildren and a great-grandson; and two sisters, Geraldine Moyer of Bellevue and Phyllis K. Rhoad of Kansas, Ohio.
A homemaker, Mrs. Lamb was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Oxford Homemakers. She graduated in 1941 from Bloomdale High School.
Robert Tuccherri will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Tuesday service in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Bellevue. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation at the Foos and Son Funeral Home, Bellevue, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday.
Memorials may be made to the church or the donor's favorite charity.

Arvilla G. Studer
Ohio Bell retiree
Arvilla G. Studer, 84, formerly of 19 Linwood Road, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in St. Francis Home.
She was born June 22, 1914, in New Washington, to Frank J. and Rose M. (Wurm) Studer.
A brother, Virgil F. Studer of Tiffin; and a special friend, Marguerite Kramer, also of Tiffin, survive. 
Two sisters, Josephine Doran and Martha Norris, are deceased.
Miss Studer retired in 1979 as a payroll schedule clerk from the Ohio Bell Telephone Co., Tiffin, where she had been employed for 37 1/2 years.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, its Rosary Altar Society, the Josephines, St. Francis Auxiliary and the Telephone Pioneers of America.
A funeral Mass in St. Joseph Catholic Church will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, with the Rev. James Say as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at the church at 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hannay-Traunero Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to St. Francis Home or Community Hospice Care, both of Tiffin.

Eleanor C. (Smith) Kehres
Former Tiffin resident
Eleanor C. (Smith) Kehres, 93, of Crestwood Drive, Willard, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1998, at her home.
She was born in North Auburn, Crawford County, Feb. 4, 1905, to Peter and Helen (Phillips) Smith. On July 12, 1927, she married Isadore Kehres, who died Dec. 22, 1968.
Survivors include: five sons, Charles and James Kehres, both of New Washington, Victor Kehres of Sandusky, Roman Kehres of Troy and William Kehres of Shelby; six daughters, Mrs. Herman (Ruth) Rice and Alice Alt, all of Willard, Mrs. George (Louise) Roth of Shelby, Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) Leber of Monroeville and Mrs. Lorin (Marilyn) Kraft and Mrs. James (Joan) Ehresman, all of New Washington; a sister, Bertha Niedermier of Bucyrus; 55 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a son, Leonard; a grandchild, John Rice; a sister, Suzanne Kanney; and two brothers, Florian and Clement Smith. 
Mrs. Kehres, a graduate of Ursline Academy in Tiffin, taught school two years at St. Stephens before her marriage.
She was a homemaker in the North Auburn area until moving to Tiffin in September 1984, then moving to her apartment in Willard in November 1996.
Services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, in the Mother of Sorrows Catholic Church, North Auburn, with the Rev. Robert Dendinger and the Rev. Frank Kehres officiating. Burial will be in Mother of Sorrows Cemetery.
At the request of Mrs. Kehres, there will be no calling hours. The Secor Funeral Home, Willard, is in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Mother of Sorrows School Endowment Fund or the donor's choice.

Darrel Edward Moore
Ford Motor Co. retiree
Darrel Edward Moore, 65, of Sandusky CR 224, Clyde, died in Fremont Memorial Hospital, Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998.
He was born in Stone, Ky., March 24, 1933, to the late Issac Holiday and Callie(Moore) Moore. 
Survivors include: his fiance Jane Frazier of Clyde; a son, Richard Moore Sr. of Vickery; two daughters, Paula Moore and Mrs. John (Darnell) Patynko, both of Clyde; three grandchildren; three sisters, Rose Hurd of Vickery, Mrs. Arthur (Pauline) Wollenslagel of Bellevue and Mrs. Louis (Nina) Vranish of Clyde; and three brothers, the Rev. Gerald Moore of Vickery, Dennis Moore of Clyde and Harold Moore of Sandusky.
Mr. Moore, who received his education in Virginia and resided in the Clyde area since 1955, retired in 1984 from the Ford Motor Co., Sandusky, where he was employed as a laborer. 
A U.S. Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, he served in Company B 406 Engineer Construction BN. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and Army Occupation Medal (Germany).
He attended the First Freewill Baptist Church and was a member of the Eagles, Moose and VFW, all of Clyde.
The Rev. Paul Finney will be the officiant at the 10:30 a.m. Wednesday service in the First Freewill Baptist Church, North Street, Rt. 510, Clyde. Interment will be in McPherson Cemetery, Clyde, where military graveside services will be provided by the Clyde VFW and American Legion.
Visitation at the Mitchell-Auxter Funeral Home, Clyde, will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday.
Memorials may be made to the church. 

Berneice B. Dawson
Mother of Tiffin residents
Berneice B. Dawson, 93, formerly of 3262 Egypt Road, Willard, died at 3:45 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, 1998, in Hillside Acres Nursing Home, Willard.
She was born April 29, 1905, in Wyandot County, to William Floyd and Alvena (Richardson) Burks. On June 28, 1924, in Ann Arbor, Mich., she married Herbert R. Dawson, who preceded her in death Feb. 10, 1985.
Surviving are a son, Daryl Dawson, at home; four daughters Mrs. Loyal (Dolores) Hopple and Mrs. Eugene (Reva) Mason, both of Tiffin, Opal Schuebert and Mrs. Robert (Alice) Owens, both of Willard; 10 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mary Coppler of Carey.
Preceding her in death were a brother, George Burks; and four sisters, Emma McNutt, Bessie Barth, Myrtle Newland and Edith Dick.
Mrs. Dawson, a homemaker and farmwife, had lived in Greenfield Township since 1951. She also lived in Seneca County, near Republic, and grew up in Wyandot County.
She was a member of the Church of the Master, Steuben and its Women's Circle and the Get Together Club.
Services are 11 a.m. today in the Church of the Master. Burial will be in the Greenfield Township Cemetery, Steuben.
Visitation was Monday at the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, Willard. 
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association or the donor's choice, in care of the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Home, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard, OH 44890.

William F. Conkle
R.R. Donnelley & Sons retiree 
William F. Conkle, 58, died Friday evening, Dec. 4, 1998, at his home on Park Street in Willard. His death was sudden and unexpected.
He was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Mansfield, to the late R. Vance and Vera (Ritz) Conkle. His wife, Shirley A. (Kegley) Conkle, whom he married Sept. 4, 1964, survives.
Other survivors include: two sons, Michael Conkle of Uniontown and Matthew Conkle of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; a daughter, Mrs. Christopher (Jennifer) Steingass of Toledo; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Margaret McDowell of Willard and Janice Remmy of Plymouth.
A 1958 gradaute of Willard High School, Mr. Conkle worked at the R.R. Donnelley and Sons for 37 years as an offset artworker until his retirement in 1997, following a stroke. He also attended Capital University for two years.
He served in the Army Reserves and was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Donnelley's Club, Willard Elks, Eagles, American Legion and the Conservation League. He served as past commissioner of the youth baseball league.
An avid fisherman and sportsman, he enjoyed traveling with his family.
The Rev. Kent Wilson will be the officiant at the 1 p.m. Wednesday service in the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, Willard. Burial will be in Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, Willard. 
Visitation at the funeral home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today.
Memorials may be made to the Willard Youth Baseball program, in care of the Lindsey-Kocher Funeral Service, 323 Myrtle Ave., Willard, OH 44890.

Harriet V. Johnson
Junior HomeKid
Word has been received of the death of Harriett (Roper) Johnson, 80, of 860 Chestershire Road, Columbus, who died Friday, Nov. 27, 1998, in Mt. Carmel Medical Center.
She was born in 1918 in Pennsylvania to Jonas and Sarah (Edmunds) Roper. Her husband, William Johnson, survives in Columbus.
Other survivors include: five daughters, Judith Conkey, Marilyn Maclam, Joan Tillery, Sally Harrison and Peggy Johnson; a son, Michael Johnson; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were a son, Mark Johnson; three sisters, Evelyn Ross, Helen Thomas and Erma Smith; and two brothers, Louis and David Roper.
Mrs. Johnson, a member of St. Mary Magdaline Catholic Church, retired as an assistant comptroller from Airtron Corp.
Interment was in St. Joseph Cemetery, Columbus.

Richard H. Hawkins
Father of Tiffin resident
Richard H. Hawkins, 81, of Prairie Road, Bellevue, died Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, in the Emergency Room of the Bellevue Hospital.
He was born in Ashville, N.C., March 31, 1917, to B.A. and Francis (Cauble) Hawkins. On June 2, 1942, in Lorain, he married Catherine E. Northam, who survives.
Survivors also include: three sons, Richard Jr. and George Hawkins, both of Bellevue and James A. Hawkins of Tiffin; two daughters, Cathy Patrick of Norwalk and Janice Wetzel of Westland, Mich.; eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, B.A. Hawkins Jr. of North Carolina.
Mr. Hawkins, a member of St. John's Lutheran Church, Bellevue, had been employed as a freight agent for the Norfolk Southern Railroad, retiring in 1980.
He also was a member of the Bellevue Eagles, Bellevue Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star and enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his dog, George.
Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday in the Foos & Son Funeral Home, 311 W. Main St., Bellevue, with the Rev. David Wietelman officiating. Burial will be in Strongs Ridge Cemetery, Bellevue.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home, where Masonic services will be at 7 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Tiffin Developmental Center, 600 N. River Rd., Tiffin, OH 44883.

Rebecca Paige Schmucker
Buckeye Central West elementary student
Rebecca Paige Schmucker, 6, daughter of Robert and Angelica Joyce (Craig) Schmucker of 7197 SR 4, Bloomville, died Monday afternoon, Dec. 7, 1998, in the Children's Hospital, Columbus, following a liver transplant.
She was born in Tiffin, Oct. 13, 1992.
Survivors include her parents; two siblings, Stephanie N. Deitler of Bloomville and Jessica L. Robinson of Tiffin; her maternal grandparents Harold and Sieglinde Craig of Bloomville; paternal grandfather, Glenn Schmucker, also of Bloomville; paternal grandmother, Janice Hoover of Tempe, Ariz.; paternal great-grandfather, Milton Downs of Tiffin; and several aunts and uncles.
Rebecca was a kindergarten student at Buckeye Central West Elementary in Chatfield.
The Rev. Gary Hicks will be the officiant at the 11 a.m. Friday service in the Republic-Bloomville Home of the Lindsey-Olds Funeral Home, 3085 S. SR 19, Bloomville. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bloomville.
Visitation at the funeral home will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House, both of Columbus.

Clair E. Kisabeth
Retired Gulf sales engineer
Clair E. Kisabeth, 77, of 942 Country Club Drive, Fostoria, died at 7:48 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, in The Heritage, Findlay.
He was born Aug. 7, 1921, in Fostoria, to C.O. and Minnie (Sund) Kisabeth. His wife, Maxine (Schwab) Kisabeth, whom he married Dec. 14, 1945, in Fostoria, survives in Fostoria.
Other survivors include: two daughters, Mrs. Melvin (Diane) Eschenburg of Clinton Township, Mich. and Mrs. Budd (Melinda) Brink of Spring Lake, Mich.; a sister, Ruth McMakan of Fostoria; and three grandchildren.
A brother, Harlan Kisabeth; and a sister, Onlee Myers, are deceased.
Mr. Kisabeth, a World War II U.S. Navy veteran, having served 1941-45, had been employed as a sales engineer for Gulf Oil Company for 32 years, retiring in 1982. He also worked for Goddard-Murphy in real estate sales 1982-98.
A 1940 graduate of Fostoria High School and a 1947 graduate of the Ohio State University, he attended the First Presbyterian Church.
He was a member of the Hilltop Club and Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 288 and a former member of both the Kiwanis and Zenobia Shrine Clubs.
Services in the First Presbyterian Church, Fostoria, will be 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. R. Edson Reed officiating. Interment will be in Fountain Cemetery, Fostoria. 
Visitation at the Mann-Hare Funeral Home, Fostoria Chapel, will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Fremont and Perry Street, Fostoria, OH 44830; Bridge Hospice Care, 1900 S. Main St., Findlay, OH 45840 or Hopice Care of Seneca County, 182 St. Francis Ave. Rear Suite, Tiffin, OH 44883. 

Barbara A. Gaietto
Wal-Mart employee
Barbara A. Gaietto, 47, died at 6:29 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, at her home at 118 Cherry St.
She was born in Tiffin, Feb. 26, 1951, to Vernie William and Alma (Canter) Moyer. Her mother survives in Tiffin. Her husband, Vincent Gaietto, whom she married March 12, 1971, in St. Mary's Catholic Church, Tiffin, survives.
Other survivors include: a son, Brian J. Gaietto of Tiffin; a daughter, Angela M. Gaietto of Fremont; two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Judy) Robinson of Tiffin and Mrs. Mike (Linda) Wagner of Springfield; a half-brother, Willard Merrill of Fort Myers, Fla.; four half-sisters, Mrs. Kenneth (Dorothy) Rinesmith and Mrs. Fred (Shirley) Greene, both of Lady Lake, Fla., Rose Kilbarger of Dayton and Ethel Moyer of Billings, Mont.; and three grandchildren. 
Her father is deceased.
A 1969 graduate of Columbian High School, Mrs. Gaietto was employed in receiving at Wal-Mart, where she had worked since its opening in 1991.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and enjoyed cross stitching and the outdoors.
A funeral Mass in St. Mary's Catholic Church will be 10 a.m. Friday, with the Rev. William Rose as celebrant. The Rosary will be recited at the church at 9:45 a.m. Friday. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home is 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. today, where a Wake service will be at 8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Community Hospice Care of Tiffin or a charity of the donor's choice.

'J.' Harry Haver
Brother of Tiffin residents
''J.'' Harry Haver of Columbus, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998.
Surviving are children, Brenton Haver, Mrs. Jeff (Christy) Long, Jason and Todd Allen Haver; four grandchildren; a sister, Sue Barker of Phoenix, Ariz.; two brothers, Bob and Jerri Haver, both of Tiffin; and many nieces and nephews. He was previously married to Lin, Tina and Megan.
Preceding him in death were his parents, Harry and Margaret Haver; and a sister, Beverly Barker.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Haver was a Columbus police officer for 30 years. He also served as chaplin of the retired F.O.P. and as a ski instructor at Snow Trails. His hobbies included skiing and basketball.
Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Rd., Westerville 1:30-3:30 p.m. today. Visitation also will be at the Tolind-Herzig Funeral Home, Dover 7-9 p.m. Friday, where a service will be 10 a.m. Saturday. 
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday in the Spring Road Church of Christ, 74 S. Spring Road, Westerville, with the Rev. Bill Hopkins officiating. F.O.P. services will be 10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Interment will be in Ridgecrest Memory Gardens, Dover.

Victoria L. 'Vicki' Kaski
Granddaughter of New Riegel resident
Victoria L. ''Vicki'' Kaski, 38, of Sun Prairie, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 1998, in the University of Wisconsin Hospital, Madison.
Born July 3, 1960, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Larry L. and Nancy J. (Renninger) Kuhn. Her parents survive in Goldsboro, N.C. On May 26, 1978, in Goldsboro, she married Robert W. Kaski, who also survives.
Other survivors include: four children, Christina, Matthew, Aimee and Jonathan, all of Sun Prairie; a brother, Robert Kuhn of New London, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Richard (Jennifer) Cox of Great Falls, Mont.; and maternal grandmother, Wilma (Elchert) Renninger of New Riegel.
Her maternal grandfather, Robert Reinninger; and paternal grandparents, Ralph J. and Eva R. (Zellers) Kuhn, are deceased.
Mrs. Kaski, a graduate of Goldsboro High School, had been a resident of Sun Prairie, with her husband, since 1992. 
A member of the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church, she was employed as a certified nursing assistant at Sun Prairie Health Care Center.
Services will be 10 a.m. Friday in the Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, with the Rev. Daryl Redinger officiating. Burial will be in Sun Prairie City Cemetery.
Visitation is 7-9 p.m. today at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the family. 

Harold W. ''Tim'' Kipps
Retired Columbia Gas employee
Harold W. ''Tim'' Kipps, 74, of 113 Union St., rear, Tiffin, died at 4:25 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo, after an extended illness. He was born Dec. 5, 1924, in Bloomville to Clarence and Gertrude (Ryan) Kipps, both deceased. On Dec. 3, 1955, he married Myrtle Nichols in Angola, Indiana, and she survives.
Other survivors include: three sons, Timothy Kipps, Edward Kipps, and Michael E. Huffman, all of Tiffin; two daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Margaret) Kastner, and Dorothy Siebenaller, both of Tiffin; two sisters, Mrs. John (Helen) McQuistion, and Mrs. Nicholas (Genevieve) Biller, both of Tiffin; ten grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Allen St. Clair, who died in 1969; two sisters, Irene McQuistion, and Pauline Weber; and a brother, Clarence R. Kipps, Jr.
Mr. Kipps served in the Army Air Force from 1948 to 1950. He was a pipefitter/welder for the Columbia Gas Company of Tiffin, where he worked 24 years and retired on March 1, 1980. He was a member of the First Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Jeffrey King will officiate the 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12, service at the Hoffmann-Gottfried Funeral Home. Burial will be at Fairmont Cemetery.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. tonight at the funeral home. Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the United Veterans Council.
Memorials may be made to his family.

George W. Richardson
Co-owner of Richardson Electric 
George W. Richardson, 79, of 420 S. Patterson St., Carey, died at 1 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 1998, at the Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center, Findlay. He was born June 23, 1919, to Solomon and Mary (Schleif) Richardson, both deceased. On June 4, 1943, he married Gladys E. Wickham; she died Aug. 27, 1997. 
Surviving include: two daughters, Mrs. Terry (Susan) McClain of rural Wharton and Mrs. Jack (Connie) Newman of Madison, WI; two brothers, Solomon Richardson of Findlay, and Robert Richardson of Richwood; a sister, Julia Bohlen of rural Wharton; and two grandchildren, Lara and Chad McClain.
Preceding him in death were: a brother, Paul Richardson; and a sister, Elizabeth Suber.
Mr. Richardson served in the U.S. Army with the 3rd Armor Division during World War II in Europe, where he survived the Battle of the Bulge. He was co-owner of the former Richardson Electric in Carey; he also worked for former J.F. Dible's Heating and Plumbing and R.J. Hall's Heating and Plumbing, both in Carey; and worked at Bob's Countryside Golf Course. His memberships include: Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church; Lodge 420, F&A.M.; Carey Chapter 159, R.A.M.; American Legion Post 344; Black-Lamberjack Post 3759 of VFW, all of Carey and BPOE 83 in Upper Sandusky.
The Rev. Paul W. DeMoss will officiate the 2 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 12 service at the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carey. Burial will be at Spring Grove Cemetery in Carey.
Visitation hours are 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. tonight, at the Stombaugh Memorial Funeral Home, Carey, and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church onSaturday. The Masons will hold a service at 8:30 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
The United Veterans council will conduct a Military Graveside Service.

Dorothy M. Bevins
Former Tiffin resident
Dorothy M. Bevins, 83, of Ypsilanti, MI, formerly of Tiffin, died Thursday, Dec. 3, 1998, at her home. She was born July 23, 1915, in Tiffin to Samuel and Ruby (Jenkinson) Remsberg. On Feb. 11, 1967, she married Earl Bevins in Ypsilanti. He preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1997.
Survivors include: two sons, Richard and Clifford Weaver, both of Ypsilanti, MI; a step-daughter, Wanda Sue (Ted) Daschner of Monroe, MI; a step-son, Freddie (Deb) Bevins of Ypsilanti; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Weaver of Stockbridge, MI; four sisters, Laura May Glick of Tiffin, Evelyn Wellman of Ohio, Helen (Andy) White of Florida, and Ilene Herbst of Ypsilanti; several nieces and nephews; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Kenneth Weaver; a son, David Weaver; her parents; and a brother, Calvin Remsberg.
Mrs. Bevins was a bartender at the Ypsilanti Eagles for 18 years, a member of the Women of the Moose 286 and charter member of the Eagles Auxiliary 2250.
The funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 7, where the Pastor Gretchen Bingea of Emanuel Lutheran Church officiated. Burial is at Highland Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to: The American Cancer Society or Hospice of Washtenaw.

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